The Heart of a Christian
Philippians 1:18-26
This passage was a tough one to arc! Well, here's the product of my attempts.
Published June 1st, 2012
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2009-11-24 12:34:20
2009-12-02 16:30:46
This passage was a tough one to arc! Well, here's the product of my attempts... Life and death with Jesus is a win win situation. If you die you go to be with Him, if you live you can bear fruit for Him. To be a Christian on this fallen earth is to desire both and thus be conflicted in our desires. Paul's rejoicing is not random or without cause. He rejoices for a reason. He rejoices because he knows something. He knows that his situation will be the cause of his deliverance (or salvation). This salvation will occur by means of the intercessory prayers of the Philippians and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ. How does Paul know that the prayers of the Philippians and the help of Jesus will bring about his salvation? He knows that he will be saved because he knows that his heart is in the right place. That is, his aim in life is to bring glory to Jesus, and with that desire in the throne of his heart he cannot fail. Because he has as his cheif end in life to glorify Christ, he has an earnest expectation and hope that he will be delivered. His assurance has its basis in a radical and supernatural reality that he is aware of in his heart. Now why is the glory of Jesus the chief aim of Paul's life? Because for Paul, Jesus is better than life. Jesus is for Paul the object of all hope, joy, faith, and love. For Paul, to die is to go to be with Jesus, which is the ultimate joy and desire of his heart. And for the sake of Jesus he is willing to live in any circumstance to bring others to the knowledge of Jesus. He suffers all things for the sake of the elect. And he knows that he is still needed here on this earth. On the basis of these two things (that he can bear fruit when he is in the flesh and that he is still needed on earth, not least by the Philippians) he is certain that he will not be executed in his imprisonment, but will released to bear more fruit for a while longer. Theologians debate whether the "deliverance" Paul is talking about in this passage is his being delivered from jail or his ultimate eschatalogical salvation. I think that he is probably being ambiguous deliberately as he seems to have both in mind. In favor of deliverance from his incarceration is his confidence that he "will remain and continue with you all" and that he will come to them again. Against the idea that Paul is thinking of deliverance from prison is the fact that "this will turn out for my deliverance... whether by life or by death." Also, "my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed" would seem to be language more appropriate for eschatalogical salvation.
10000000015766 15766 Notes 2009-11-24 12:34:20 2009-12-02 16:30:46 This passage was a tough one to arc! Well, here's the product of my attempts... Life and death with Jesus is a win win situation. If you die you go to be with Him, if you live you can bear fruit for Him. To be a Christian on this fallen earth is to desire both and thus be conflicted in our desires. Paul's rejoicing is not random or without cause. He rejoices for a reason. He rejoices because he knows something. He knows that his situation will be the cause of his deliverance (or salvation). This salvation will occur by means of the intercessory prayers of the Philippians and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ. How does Paul know that the prayers of the Philippians and the help of Jesus will bring about his salvation? He knows that he will be saved because he knows that his heart is in the right place. That is, his aim in life is to bring glory to Jesus, and with that desire in the throne of his heart he cannot fail. Because he has as his cheif end in life to glorify Christ, he has an earnest expectation and hope that he will be delivered. His assurance has its basis in a radical and supernatural reality that he is aware of in his heart. Now why is the glory of Jesus the chief aim of Paul's life? Because for Paul, Jesus is better than life. Jesus is for Paul the object of all hope, joy, faith, and love. For Paul, to die is to go to be with Jesus, which is the ultimate joy and desire of his heart. And for the sake of Jesus he is willing to live in any circumstance to bring others to the knowledge of Jesus. He suffers all things for the sake of the elect. And he knows that he is still needed here on this earth. On the basis of these two things (that he can bear fruit when he is in the flesh and that he is still needed on earth, not least by the Philippians) he is certain that he will not be executed in his imprisonment, but will released to bear more fruit for a while longer. Theologians debate whether the "deliverance" Paul is talking about in this passage is his being delivered from jail or his ultimate eschatalogical salvation. I think that he is probably being ambiguous deliberately as he seems to have both in mind. In favor of deliverance from his incarceration is his confidence that he "will remain and continue with you all" and that he will come to them again. Against the idea that Paul is thinking of deliverance from prison is the fact that "this will turn out for my deliverance... whether by life or by death." Also, "my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed" would seem to be language more appropriate for eschatalogical salvation. notes
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Philippians
Philippians 1:18-26
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ἀλλὰ καὶ χαρήσομαι·
Yes, and I will rejoice,
οἶδα γὰρ
for I know
ὅτι τοῦτό μοι ἀποβήσεται εἰς σωτηρίαν
that this will turn out for my deliverance
διὰ τῆς ὑμῶν δεήσεως καὶ ἐπιχορηγίας τοῦ πνεύματος Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ,
through your prayers and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,
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κατὰ τὴν ἀποκαραδοκίαν καὶ ἐλπίδα
as it is my eager expectation and hope
μου ὅτι ἐν οὐδενὶ αἰσχυνθήσομαι,
that I will not be at all ashamed,
ἀλλ’ ἐν πάσῃ παρρησίᾳ ὡς πάντοτε καὶ νῦν μεγαλυνθήσεται Χριστὸς ἐν τῷ σώματί μου, εἴτε διὰ ζωῆς εἴτε διὰ θανάτου.
but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death.
negativepositive
Ἐμοὶ γὰρ τὸ ζῆν Χριστὸς
For to me to live is Christ,
καὶ τὸ ἀποθανεῖν κέρδος.
and to die is gain.
alternative
εἰ δὲ τὸ ζῆν ἐν σαρκί,
If I am to live in the flesh,
τοῦτό μοι καρπὸς ἔργου·
that means fruitful labor for me.
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καὶ τί αἱρήσομαι οὐ γνωρίζω.
Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell.
συνέχομαι δὲ ἐκ τῶν δύο,
I am hard pressed between the two.
τὴν ἐπιθυμίαν ἔχων εἰς τὸ ἀναλῦσαι καὶ σὺν Χριστῷ εἶναι,
My desire is to depart and be with Christ,
πολλῷ γὰρ μᾶλλον κρεῖσσον·
for that is far better.
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τὸ δὲ ἐπιμένειν τῇ σαρκὶ ἀναγκαιότερον
But to remain in the flesh is more necessary
δι’ ὑμᾶς.
on your account.
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καὶ τοῦτο πεποιθὼς οἶδα
Convinced of this,
ὅτι μενῶ καὶ παραμενῶ πᾶσιν ὑμῖν
I know that I will remain and continue with you all,
εἰς τὴν ὑμῶν προκοπὴν καὶ χαρὰν τῆς πίστεως,
for your progress and joy in the faith,
ἵνα τὸ καύχημα ὑμῶν περισσεύῃ ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ ἐν ἐμοὶ
so that in me you may have ample cause to glory in Christ Jesus (lit, so that your boasting may abound in Christ in me"),
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διὰ τῆς ἐμῆς παρουσίας πάλιν πρὸς ὑμᾶς.
because of my coming to you again.
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10000000015766 15766 Arc 2009-11-24 12:34:20 2009-12-02 16:30:46 editing Philippians 1 18 1 26 Philippians 1:18-26 50 NT tisch esv i234468 i234446 ἀλλὰ καὶ χαρήσομαι· Yes, and I will rejoice, i234469 i234470 i234447 οἶδα γὰρ for I know i234471 i234448 ὅτι τοῦτό μοι ἀποβήσεται εἰς σωτηρίαν that this will turn out for my deliverance i234449 διὰ τῆς ὑμῶν δεήσεως καὶ ἐπιχορηγίας τοῦ πνεύματος Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ, through your prayers and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, actionmanner 1 ideaexplanation 1 i234472 i234450 κατὰ τὴν ἀποκαραδοκίαν καὶ ἐλπίδα as it is my eager expectation and hope i234473 i234474 i234451 μου ὅτι ἐν οὐδενὶ αἰσχυνθήσομαι, that I will not be at all ashamed, i234452 ἀλλ’ ἐν πάσῃ παρρησίᾳ ὡς πάντοτε καὶ νῦν μεγαλυνθήσεται Χριστὸς ἐν τῷ σώματί μου, εἴτε διὰ ζωῆς εἴτε διὰ θανάτου. but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death. negativepositive 2 i234475 i234476 i234453 Ἐμοὶ γὰρ τὸ ζῆν Χριστὸς For to me to live is Christ, i234454 καὶ τὸ ἀποθανεῖν κέρδος. and to die is gain. alternative i234477 i234478 i234479 i234455 εἰ δὲ τὸ ζῆν ἐν σαρκί, If I am to live in the flesh, i234456 τοῦτό μοι καρπὸς ἔργου· that means fruitful labor for me. conditional 2 i234480 i234481 i234482 i234457 καὶ τί αἱρήσομαι οὐ γνωρίζω. Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell. i234458 συνέχομαι δὲ ἐκ τῶν δύο, I am hard pressed between the two. ideaexplanation 1 1 i234483 i234459 τὴν ἐπιθυμίαν ἔχων εἰς τὸ ἀναλῦσαι καὶ σὺν Χριστῷ εἶναι, My desire is to depart and be with Christ, i234460 πολλῷ γὰρ μᾶλλον κρεῖσσον· for that is far better. ground 1 ground 1 i234484 i234461 τὸ δὲ ἐπιμένειν τῇ σαρκὶ ἀναγκαιότερον But to remain in the flesh is more necessary i234462 δι’ ὑμᾶς. on your account. ground 1 concessive 2 series i234485 i234463 καὶ τοῦτο πεποιθὼς οἶδα Convinced of this, i234486 i234464 ὅτι μενῶ καὶ παραμενῶ πᾶσιν ὑμῖν I know that I will remain and continue with you all, i234487 i234488 i234465 εἰς τὴν ὑμῶν προκοπὴν καὶ χαρὰν τῆς πίστεως, for your progress and joy in the faith, i234466 ἵνα τὸ καύχημα ὑμῶν περισσεύῃ ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ ἐν ἐμοὶ so that in me you may have ample cause to glory in Christ Jesus (lit, so that your boasting may abound in Christ in me"), actionresult 2 i234467 διὰ τῆς ἐμῆς παρουσίας πάλιν πρὸς ὑμᾶς. because of my coming to you again. ground 1 actionpurpose 2 inference 2 inference 2 ideaexplanation 1 ground 1 ideaexplanation 1 ground 1 ground 1 1 1 1 tisch 25 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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